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a 12-foot piece of string is cut into two pieces so that the longer piece is 3 feet longer than twice the shorter piece. if the shorter piece is x feet long, find the lengths of both pieces

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luqmanc

x + (2x + 3)= 12 3x + 3 = 12 3x = 9 x = 3 Check it by doing: The shorter string, 3 feet, and adding it with 9 since the other string is twice the short string + 3. 9 + 3 = 12.

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